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SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian state leading a push for renewable energy over fossil fuels is backing a new solar thermal plant costing A$650 million ($512 million) to replace a coal-fired generator.
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2017-08-14 07:04:27
Monday, July 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn's multimillion-dollar bet against U.S. biofuel prices is looking increasingly risky in the wake of a Friday court ruling that will likely boost the cost of complying with the program.
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2017-07-31 15:44:56
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tories urged to look at onshore windfarms which can be built as cheaply as gas plants and deliver the same power for half the cost of Hinkley Point, says ArupOnshore windfarms could be built in the UK for the same cost as new gas power stations and would be nearly half as expensive as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, according to a leading engineering consultant
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2017-07-23 12:03:35
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Government’s preferred choice of Oxford economist Dieter Helm is controversial owing to criticism of wind and solar powerAn academic who is a vocal critic of the price of renewable power is the government’s preferred choice to head a review of the financial cost of energy in the UK.Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, has been chosen by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to carry out the review, the Guardian has learned
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2017-07-12 12:05:09
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Selection of Oxford University economist Dieter Helm may be controversial because of his criticism of wind and solar powerAn academic who is a vocal critic of the costs of renewable power has been selected by the government to head a landmark review of the cost of energy in the UK.Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, has been chosen by the Department for Business, Industrial and Energy Strategy (BEIS) to carry out the review, the Guardian has learned
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2017-07-12 06:47:05
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Christopher Jessop on why the UK is still backing nuclear power as others dump it; Andrew Warren on how energy efficiency can save us from the ‘energy gap’; Brian Price on the inaccuracy of a 2007 prediction by the head of EDFYou report (4 July) that the cost of Hinkley C power station has just bumped up £1
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2017-07-05 13:44:36
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion.
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2017-07-04 06:13:07
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever
The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power.
Related: 'Spectacular' drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost Continue reading
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2017-06-07 12:12:48
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Lowy Institute polling also finds 57% of people consider climate change to be a ‘critical threat’ The vast majority of Australians want the government to focus on renewable energy, even if that means more money needs to be spent on making the system reliable, according to polling by the Lowy Institute
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2017-06-07 00:36:26
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables fallingRenewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell
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2017-06-06 17:30:40
Friday, June 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
It’s clearer than ever the economic interests Trump claims to defend can only be served by acting on global warmingFor precious decades experts have explained, over and over, that the science of climate change is incontrovertible, the consequences of blindly sticking with fossil fuels catastrophic and the costs of inaction far higher than switching to a low-emissions economy
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2017-06-02 19:16:49
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 10:01:40
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50-$100 per tonne by 2030, much higher than the current price in Europe of less than $6, if countries are to meet climate pledges made under the Paris Agreement, economists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 03:33:13
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power.
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2017-05-24 10:28:03
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Company managers tell Senate estimates the $2bn project announced by the PM has not counted a large cost factorThe expansion of the Snowy Hydro Scheme, touted by the prime minister as costing $2bn, will likely blow out to more than $3bn, Senate estimates was told on Tuesday.The idea of expanding the Snowy Hydro Scheme, adding 2,000MW of capacity and storage, was announced by Malcolm Turnbull in March
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2017-05-23 02:33:47